FOTD Friday: Browns ‘N Pinks


I am really starting to love FOTD Fridays. No, really….I spend most of the week just thinking about what look I’m going to share with you wonderful people.

This week’s inspiration comes from Too Faced. I can not express to yall how much I loooove this company. Check out the Mocha Meteor yummy eyeshadow.


Oh uhhh, don’t mind the Obama button. Don’t know how that got there. *wink* I thought for the longest that it makes sense to have a lighter color on the lid and a darker color in the crease. But I decided to switch some things up. I applied Mocha Meteor on the lid and this….

….on the crease. MAC’s Passionate: a lovely hot pink matte eye shadow. I could not imagine trying to make this color work on the lid but it applies beautifully on the crease.

So here’s what I used:

EYES:

Too Faced Shadow Insurance
Too Faced Mocha Meteor Eyeshadow (lid)
MAC Passionate (crease)
MAC Sketch (outer-V)
Clinique Almost Peach (highlight)
Milani Liquid Eyeliner
Maybelline Unstoppable eyeliner
Neutrogena Healthy Volume mascara

FACE:
Cargo Bronzer
NARS Taj Mahal Blush

LIPS:

MAC Tendertone Hot ‘N Saucy (OMG, I looooove this!)



And I’ve been all over China Glaze’s Second Hand Silk.

Loves it! Have you ever played around with concepts that you thought wouldn’t work but did? Like cream blushes on the lips? Or concealer as a highlight? …tell me some! I’m excited about this weekend. One of my girls from college is coming in town and we are going to hit City Walk and act like tourists. Have a beautiful weekend, lovelies! Shoot me any questions, suggestions or comments at Brittany@ClumpsOfMascara.com. Happy Friiiiday!

Mascara Monday: Too Faced Lash Injection

Ohmigoodness….the weekend seriously flies by for me. I really don’t understand. Grrr! Yes, I have the Monday Morning blues but despite that I have brought you our Mascara Monday. This series is where we highlight and review mascaras in attempts to find the world’s BEST mascara. Which may or may not exist. Either way, I love experimenting. I pushed this mascara up because of the overwhelming requests I got. Was it worth the hype?

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Too Faced Lash Injection

Price: 2 out of 5 ($19.50….dang! They do have a smaller version for $8.50)

Packaging (Brush Wand): 2 out of 5

Overall: 4 out of 5

What it claims: “Get the look of lash extensions without the cost or commitment. Our 3D lash coating technology is so effective fake lashes will be a thing of the past.”

The truth: can’t compare it to any other mascara…which is a good thing!

What I loved about it: It did a really good job at giving my lashes volume. The first time I used it I didn’t achieve any spectacular lashes so I tried again with my eye lash curler and a mascara primer and saw great results! The volume factor is insane! This mascara also has a very pleasant smell. Can’t quite put my finger on what it is but I’m lovin’ it. I also love the way that it comes off; similar to that Imju Fiberwig! Wet your fingertips, massage your eyelashes and…..viola! It comes off. So much easier than traditional mascara. Loves it!

What I didn’t like: I hate those big brushes with undefined bristles. It literally drives me nuts! I think they contribute the the clumps that mascara can often give you. Smaller brushes means smaller bristles which means less product on the wand. Less product means better distribution and less clumps. Big brushes=death. Seriouslyyyyy. So yes, I did experience some clumping. It also didn’t last long for me. My lashes seemed to be “weighed down” towards the end of the day. I like mascaras that last alllllll for hours since I don’t re-apply throughout the day.

Would I purchase again?: Probably. More than likely I would purchase the smaller tube and apply it over my current HG mascara. I recommend this mascara for those looking for crazy volume. And if you already have length to your natural lashes….you will love Too Faced Lash Injection!


Too Faced Lash Injection video review

What do you think about this mascara? Have you tried it and liked it? Don’t those clumps drive you insaaaane? If you’ve sent me an email requesting a particular mascara to review, I haven’t forgotten about you. I have a looong list. Keep sendin’ me reviews at Brittany@ClumpsOfMascara.com


And congrats to my winners for the Palmer’s Lip Butters!! The correct answer is: Miami, Florida. Stay tuned for upcoming contests and giveaways. Thanks to all of those who participated!

[photo credit: kaboodle.com]

Primer Comparisons

Happy Thursday, loves!! Can you believe that the weekend is almost here? Yessss!!! I figured I would drop a vid on one of my newest experiments. I haven’t actually compared them side by side like my girl Julie has but one can’t help but be intrigued by the idea that Too Faced’s Shadow Insurance may one up Urban Decay’s Primer Potion.

….to my newbies out there, don’t even think about applying eyeshadow without a primer. The cult fave is Urban Decay Primer Potion (also known as UDPP) but I have also found success in concealer. I just recently purchased Too Faced’s Shadow Insurance and haven’t played around in it much with am glad to see that Julie has done the comparisons.

Check out her video by clicking on the link below.

…..do you have a preference in primers on your lids?

….and have you checked out Clumps of Mascara’s column on MahoganyButterfly.com? I am so fortunate to be able to contribute to a website by and for Black women.

….I have 3 winners from Monday’s contest but I am lookin’ for oooooone more. Guess where I was born win a Palmer’s Lip Butter. Here is the post.

Big love to JulieG. Her YouTube Channel is amazement!

Stay beautiful, lovelies!

…ooohhh and here’s that wonderful v05 Flirting game again. I’ve already played 6 times today.


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